Germany Sets New Plug-In EV Sales Record At 1.89% Market Share For August
A lot of markets are seeing high growth rates for plug-in sales this year, but it seems no one can equal Germany in 2017, as its surge continues.
August (which has been a particularly strong month for EV sales in the past), brought a new all-time record of plug-in registrations – 4,794 moved!
The growth is tremendous – up 177% year-over-year – good for a record market share of 1.89%!
Records are popping up in almost all the numbers:
- BEVs: 2,177 (nearly a new record) – up 143% (new record market share of 0.86%)
- PHEVs: 2,617 (new record) – up 213% (new record market share of 1.03%)
Among the best selling plug-ins for the month we noted:
- Audi A3 e-tron with 537 new registrations (14.6% of all A3)
- Volkswagen e-Golf – surprising surge to new record of 475 (plus 152 plug-in hybrid GTEs)
- Renault ZOE – 423
- Kia Soul EV – 372
Tesla delivered nearly 200 cars – 120 Model S and 78 Model X, and so far this year has achieved the largest growth among the major brands (+119%).
If we compare past September results with summer months, the only thing that comes to mind is another new record is about to be set!